In our last time together, we talked about the importance of keeping skin clean, balanced, and moisturized. These 3 Daily Steps are the foundation to a quality skincare routine. With time, though, we begin to wonder if we shouldn't "up" our game. As we start to recognize specific concerns , such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, or puffiness around the eyes, we realize that our skin could use more support . Here are additional steps to consider adding to our daily and weekly skincare routine, including tips to know when it's time to add products and what types of issues product may address.
Skin is in a constant state of renewing itself. In youth, it can slough off dead skin cells efficiently. This ability gradually slows as the skin matures. Fresh, glowing younger skin becomes hidden by a layer of dead skin cells, unable to fall off. In fact, this layer of stubborn dead skin cells can cause a host of unexpected problems, including acne, dull appearance, and rough texture. Exfoliating products are just the thing. Exfoliators help the skin release the unwanted layer of dead skin and reveal the newer skin underneath. The key to using a facial polish is not to over do it. Gentleness while massaging the product onto skin is important, and only using it once or twice a week will help support the skin without causing stress or unnecessary irritation. Also, be sure that the polish used is designed specifically for facial skin. Body sugar scrubs are very popular, but the sugar crystals are too rough and jagged for the tender facial skin. Look for products that contain smooth exfoliators, such as jojoba beads.
Masks are particularly popular products, but what exactly is their purpose? Facial masks can be effective in helping to detoxify skin, improve the appearance of pores, and bring needed hydration. Keeping pores free from makeup, dirt, and other impurities helps their appearance to remain tight, clean, and free from blemishes. For maturing skin, masks can be formulated with anti-aging ingredients that help stave off fine lines, wrinkles and improve the skin's elasticity. Avoid using mask products that dry and require the user to peel it off, tugging and pulling at the sensitive facial skin. Using mask products has another benefit beyond just providing great skincare. It creates a temporary, stress free zone in the midst of an otherwise busy schedule. Imagine and appreciate the quiet space one creates when adding mask time to their weekly skincare routine.
As skin matures, it's ability to stay hydrated can be compromised. Serums are a powerful addition to a daily skincare regiment, providing beneficial anti-oxidents, effective hydration, and collagen boosting ingredients. They can combat against dull appearances by increasing luminosity and restore softness. Start by applying once a day, preferrably at night when skin is more active in renewing and rejuvinating itself.
How are eye creams different than other facial moisturizers? Because of necessity, eye creams are rich in ingredients, but lighter than their facial cream counterparts. The skin around the eye is thin and easily damaged, which explains why it's one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Facial moisturizing creams are too heavy to be effective in this area. Eye creams are formulated to address problematic issues that affect this area, including dark circles and puffiness. Apply specialized eye cream up to twice a day. When using it in the morning, give it time to be absorbed properly before attempting to apply your day's eye makeup.
Understanding our skin's needs empowers us to create skincare routines that are effective, enjoyable, and economical. Regardless of how many steps we choose to incorporate into our routine, one thing is absolutely necessary. We need to seek out quality ingredients and to diligently read product labels. There are a number of ingredients to avoid when pampering skin and attempting to bring out it's best. If you're unsure what ingredients to keep out of your routine Click here and type in "12". I'll send you a free copy of my "Top 12 Ingredients to Avoid in Personal Care Products".
Do you have more questions? SCHEDULE a personal consultation with me or we can invite a few friends together for a fun Fall Facial Session where I will share even more great tips and information. Take advantage of Lemongrass Spa's September BOGO half price facial mask and polish Special! Care for your incredible skin and be confidently amazed by the beauty reflected back to you each morning you look in the mirror.